About Us


"Give me the smell of low tide, marsh grass and a two-stroke and I'm in heaven."
-Mike Silberhorn, Marker Nine Co-Founder

You crawl down the creek, enjoying the calm of No Wake. Then you see her. Bright and green.

It's Channel Marker Nine on Sarah Creek along the Chesapeake Bay's York River and just after pulling past her, the open water awaits.

Just being here, in this space, fills your senses. The salt. The wind. The hum of the motor.

This is life. Coastal life. This is Marker Nine.

Developed by two families connected deeply to the sea, Marker Nine is a casual apparel company dedicated to all that the water provides to make life so, so sweet.

Marker Nine is available online, at pop-up shops and various coastal stores. Interested in selling Marker Nine? Set up a wholesale account with us today. Contact Rudy Heinatz at 757.713.2203 or markernine9rudy@gmail.com.